just to remind you all, as you may see, we are being filmed for a c-span. will we get to the q&a portion today it is important to use the microphone. you will do better than i. so thank you for your interest. i want to introduce the topic that we are going to focus on first this morning and then turn it over to a discussion with our panelists. then to get you involved. we are talking right now about research, scholarships, and the arts. the great public research university. and, in essence, what we're talking about, i think, is the faculty. and the faculty role and to the faculty are and, as well, the future faculty including the graduate students. and i would argue that we are in a prime a huge challenge in the ability of public universities and to recruit the best, retain the best, and to sustain the kind of conditions that create outstanding scholarship as well as teaching.